House Republicans have planted their flag. Now the Senate gets to vote.
Here is what the Senate is voting on: Whether we have a fiscal crisis or we do not. It is that simple.
Mind the Trillions: Thoughts on the Budget Deal
1. I’m glad a deal was struck. I hate Planned Parenthood — you cannot get to the right of me on abortion — but the way ahead on abortion is not the same as the way ahead on the budget. …
18 Democrats Get Religion on HAMP
The House has voted to kill HAMP, a con game being run by mortgage-servicers on American mortgage borrowers with the blessings of the Obama administration. HAMP, as I have argued, isn’t a defective program: It is a scam, …
A “Gang of Six” in the Senate — Republicans Coburn, Crapo, and Chambliss, Democrats Durbin, Warner, and Conrad — is working to create legislation that would put many of the Simpson-Bowles deficit-reduction proposals into effect. That …
The good news is that Republicans are at least serious about cutting non-defense discretionary spending back to 2008 levels. The better news is that the RSC has a plan to cut them back to 2006 levels after that.
I haven’t seen …